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Rick Coplin
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Honored to be interviewed on the +JenningsWire Podcast today! In 8 minutes, we talk about:

1) Going from a Fortune 100 company to a startup
2) What I would do differently moving to a startup next time, and
3) 5 things successful entrepreneurs do that drive results
Rick Coplin joins the JenningsWire Podcast to motivate entrepreneurs to follow their dreams from corporate to startup.
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+Jonathan Milligan's new business book, The 15 Traits of Pro Bloggers has just been released and is available on Amazon FREE through Monday. Grab your copy today. This is an outstanding book with solid business and personal principles that will change your trajectory if followed
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Why and How I went from 30+ appointments last week to  <10 this week. You can do it too, with a little planning and by being intentional. 
Holidays can be stressful if you let work hang over your head during time off. Here are Seven Habits of highly successful vacationers for maintaining balance.
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Do you have a meeting scheduled in a coffee shop soon? I love meeting friends and business associates in coffee shops. The relaxed environment, coffee aromas and the occasional distraction make a great setting for any discussion. For your next meeting in a coffee shop, you should buy the coffee. Here's why.
Buy the coffee for your next meeting. It will be a small act of generosity that will surprise your guest and get the meeting off to a great start.
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Stoked to be speaking at the Igniting Souls conference in November. This two day conference is all about the potential we have when we gain clarity on our unique identity, purpose, and context and then pursue that clarity in our personal professional lives. If you're curious to learn more, I'm happy to answer any questions you have.
 
Thrilled to share the stage with these amazing speakers for the Igniting Souls conference on Nov. 14-15 in OHIO. http://ignitingsoulsconference.com/ (Use code IGNITER100 at registration) 2 full days of FIRE (check out the schedule http://www.ignitingsoulsconference.com/schedule ) and 4 meals. Get them quick though. We have limited seating. Expect some extra cool surprises too.
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I’m honored to speak on pitching at the Marysville Entrepreneurial Center this morning. We'll be covering how to pitch to investors, bankers, partners, employees & family using your Key Purpose, understanding your audience and working within time constraints.
This presentation is an interactive session at the Ohio Growth Summit 2014 and is for the entrepreneur who wants to improve their ability to effectively communicate their business potential to a variety of audiences. Communicating your business can make or break your potential for success, whether you are seeking investors, bank loans, partners, or employees or even family support. If you’ve ever had a pitch fall flat, a potential partner not und...
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Are you building your startup and feeling the need to raise funds to fuel growth?

Early in a startup's life, it is difficult to raise funds from professional investors. There's just not enough proof that your idea will gain traction and provide the returns experienced investors need. Banks won't loan money unless the business has collateral to protect their funds.

As a result, entrepreneurs turn to friends and family members for loans and small investments to get them through these early stages. This is a viable, but risky strategy. I've put together 7 common pitfalls to avoid with friends and family funds.
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I am honored to be interviewed today by +Brian Mininger, an experienced leader, entrepreneur and business adviser, on his Podcast Small Business Revival. We talk success and failure, communicating internally and with customers, having a strong CORE and how that helps entrepreneurs to be successful plus what the future might hold for us.

I also prepared a special page on my website for Small Business Revival listeners with a custom developed PDF "5 Things Every Business Owner Should Outsource Right Now To Be More Successful" plus other helpfukl resources and links. You can link to that special listener page from Brian's show notes, linked here.
Today's guest is Rick Coplin who works with small business owners, particularly in the technology field, through the organization 'Tech Columbus.' "My mission is to help leaders develop clarity, le...
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My eBook "Pitch Your Best!" is FREE on Amazon today. 

Are you pitching your business to family members or investors? Perhaps you are pitching an internal project to your boss, executive committee or Board of Directors. Regardless of who your audience is, Pitch Your Best! will help you prepare for and deliver a great pitch as you seek support and resources for your vision. 
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Honored to present on pitching tonight for The Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program. Our interactive session on effectively communicating ideas will help build the students' capabilities as they prepare to present their ideas for solving challenges that 8 local partner organizations have given the students. Three of my TechColumbus colleagues are helping with breakout sessions where students will prepare and deliver initial pitches tonight.

My eBook - Pitch Your Best! - is FREE on Amazon today so the BLF students can hone their pitches over the next two weeks. http://ow.ly/xQDNJ
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Are you personal growth oriented? As 2014 started, I set significant goals for the first time ever. As a result, I am learning how to set goals and accomplishing significant personal growth. I wrote a mid-year review of my goal setting experience, added my updated goals for the rest of 2014 and included encouragement for you. Please let me know what you ave experienced here or in the comments of my blog.
Are you personal growth oriented? As 2014 started, I set significant goals for the first time ever. I’ve nailed a few and made only partial progress on some and no progress on others. I couldn't be happier; I am accomplishing significant personal growth. This is my mid-year review, updated goals for the rest of 2014 and encouragement for you. My first post in January, Make 2014 Your Year, focused on growth and self investment. Setting, tracking a...
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Super stoked for +Jared Easley 's release of his FIRST book "Podcasting Good to Great: How to Grow Your Audience Through Collaboration". Jared has an excellent podcast, "Starve the Doubts" that is constantly entertaining and insightful. Every episode is thought AND action provoking.
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  • TechColumbus
    Vice President, Community Partner Ventures, 2013 - present
    My primary role is to find, support, mentor, coach, incubate, and fund high growth potential companies in Central Ohio. In this capacity, my experience in business formation, commercialization strategies, and capital planning helps accelerate companies toward success.
  • TechColumbus
    Venture Development Director, 2008 - 2013
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I have helped to build and sell a start-up company, directed technology programs in a major financial institution and consulted with companies throughout the United States in the areas of technology, finance, marketing and operations.

Currently, I am Vice President of Community Partner Ventures with TechColumbus working alongside entrepreneurs who are building start-up companies. TechColumbus runs a successful incubator program and helps entrepreneurs build great companies.

My role is to find, support, mentor, coach, incubate, and fund high growth potential companies in Central Ohio. In this capacity, my experience in business formation, commercialization strategies, and capital planning helps accelerate companies toward success.

I am passionate about mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs, helping them to determine how best to accomplish their goals. I have assisted entrepreneurs with nearly 1,000 pitches, helping entrepreneurs to hone their message and delivery to attract partners, employees and investors. Many of these entrepreneurs have raised funds from TechColumbus, angels and angel groups.

I consider myself a seasoned entrepreneur having invested five years with a start-up company that developed law enforcement information sharing software. The company was sold to investors in 2007 and is still in business. I received and offer to join the TechColumbus team, one of our investors, shortly after the sale.

Prior to the startup, I was Technology Program Director at Bank One for three years overseeing technology acquisition, development and implementation. Previous to that, I was with Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick a total of eight years. At E&Y, I focused on emerging, entrepreneurial and high growth companies, providing consulting expertise in technology transition, software design, selection & implementation, and business process re-engineering. While at KPMG, I focused on technology implementation in manufacturing, supply chain management and warehousing.


I am a 1985 graduate of Denison University, with a B.A. in Economics, and a 1991 graduate of The Ohio State University, with an MBA in Finance and Operations.

Learn more at www.RickCoplin.com.
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  • Ohio State University
    MBA - Finance, 1990 - 1991
  • Denison University
    Economics, 1981 - 1985
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Fueling Your Startup with Friends and Family Funds
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Entrepreneurs raise money from friends and family. While this might be an easy path to fueling your startup, Friends and Family money can le

Pitching Your Business to Investors, Bankers, Partners, Employees &amp;...
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This presentation is an interactive session at the Ohio Growth Summit 2014 and is for the entrepreneur who wants to improve their ability to

I took our 12 year old Explorer that my teenage son had been using for the past three years to Clint to have the interior cleaned. Our SUV had seen typical use by my son - friends, food and sports equipment for every season, plus constant rides for our Golden Retrievers. Within a few hours, Clint finished the job and the interior looks like it did when it was brand new. The rugs and floor covers are pristine as are the fabric seats. Food stains, dog hair, various aromas - you name it - all vanished. The dash, cup holders, door sides - everything - all look fantastic. I've cleaned my own cars previously, but cannot come close to the quality job that Clint does. We'll definitely have the Auto Doctor clean our other vehicles.
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